“I don’t fly-fish to escape from life’s little problems … I fly-fish to remind myself how little life’s problems are.”— Unknown
How easy it is to get caught up in our daily dramas, right? I was watching a TV show recently in which a young couple, maybe in their early 30s, was looking to buy a house. They had a million dollars to spend—that’s right, one million—and as they looked at one of several mansions, the wife became quite dismayed over the color of the shower tile. Talk about a “First World” problem.
Let’s remember that there is “real” drama—let’s say cancer, poverty, overpopulation, global warming … for starters. And there’s “created” drama—oh, like the wrong bathroom tile. As we discern the real from the created, we may find that we humans can be a fickle bunch. Now and then, perhaps a little fly-fishing, or a walk in the woods, volunteering at the community kitchen, or simply counting one’s blessings, would help keep life in perspective.